The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most desirable individual award, league MVP, is a battle of superstars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With roughly a fifth of the season played so far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the favorite to win this years award at the internets leading ranked sportsbooks.
The Greek Freak has picked up where he left off again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists through 15 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– 3rd in the Eastern Conference– up until now. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to become the very first since Bird to three-peat.
In 2015, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second consecutive MVP award after a season in which he averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 helps per video game. He also shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the very best record in the NBA regular season for the 2nd straight year.
Doncic was amongst the favorites last year as a rookie, however ultimately was left out of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season so far backs up his rise to success. There is still plenty of basketball left to be played, but wagerers ought to get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
Given that the NBA began handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just 2 gamers to have actually won the award in 3 successive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The First Net
When the 2020-21 season began, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen games into the brand-new season, the Nuggets center is now noted at +800.
No gamer from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of super stars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed a long time and only played in eight games therefore far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a big longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Brooklyn likewise simply acquired its 3rd super star– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP given that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it requires the very first. He is averaging a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the very best death huge male in the game.
This year, Denver is not off to an excellent start sitting at 7-7 and not within the top eight in the West after 14 games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the exact very same record after 14 video games making Jokic a really strong MVP prospect and a bet worthy of making.
Others in the Mix
James colleague Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other players noted below +2000 are former two-time MVP Steph Curry (+1200 ), who is third in the league in scoring (28.2 ppg), and Sixers center Joel Embiid, who is averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per video game for the Eastern Conferences leading group.
Brooklyn also simply acquired its 3rd superstar– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. A center has not won the NBA MVP because Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the. When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. He has not won an MVP since the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
Four-time previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a prospect for the leagues top award. He has not won an MVP given that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is setting up 34.9 points a game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP chances are a very long +10000– is that the Wizards are awful. No matter how good Beal is, he will not even be in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way unbelievely get into the playoffs.